Fear and Loathing

2015 will be ‘Fear and Loathing’ in Silicon Valley

It is challenging for my youthful soul to accept that this is the eighth annual edition of my technology predictions here at VentureBeat. I hope this doesn’t hit 30 editions and I’m writing from a self-driving, hovering rocking chair. Here are my predictions for 2015…

Money

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

How much capital do you really need to last you 18 months? Will this amount easily allow you to hit milestones to raise your Series A? After an entrepreneur has answered these questions, I tell them to add 30% as buffer, since something always goes wrong or is delayed.